Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 3, 2002

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

CNN: New Security Hole in AOL Instant Messenger 02-Jan-02 16:30:45 ET

Story Highlights:“A security hole in AOL Time Warner’s Instant Messenger program used by millions of users worldwide can let a hacker take full control of a victim’s computer…”

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“An AOL spokesman said the problem will be fixed soon, and users won’t have to download anything…”

Full Story on CNN

The Register: ‘Win-XP Hole’ Misrepresented by FBI, Press, Gibson 31-Dec-01 19:54:21 ET

Story Highlights:“Everyone from the FBI to the LA Times has something scary to say about the new XP vulnerability…”

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“Here’s why they all have it wrong…”

Full Story on The Register

MSNBC: File-Share Programs Carry Trojan 03-Jan-02 10:45:35 ET

Story Highlights:“Advertising software called ‘Clicktilluwin’ that comes bundled with the file-swapping programs…”

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“Although unrelated advertising programs are routinely bundled with free file-swapping…”

Full Story on MSNBC

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